Acts 11:24

24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.

Acts 11:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
ESV
24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
NLT
24 Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and strong in faith. And many people were brought to the Lord.
MSG
24 He was a good man that way, enthusiastic and confident in the Holy Spirit's ways. The community grew large and strong in the Master.
CSB
24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith-and large numbers of people were added to the Lord.

Acts 11:24 Meaning and Commentary

Acts 11:24

For he was a good man
He had the grace of God wrought in his soul, and did good works; he was very kind, and generous, and charitable; he sold what land he had, and gave the money to the apostles, for the use of the community, ( Acts 4:37 )

and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith;
he was full of the several graces of the Spirit, and particularly of faith; and he was full of the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, and of the faith of miracles; he was full of the doctrine of faith, and of spiritual gifts for the preaching of it: the same character is given of Stephen, ( Acts 6:5 )

and much people was added unto the Lord;
by the means of Barnabas, through his ministry, and the exercise of those gifts he was full of; so the Arabic version, "and he drew a large multitude to the Lord".

Acts 11:24 In-Context

22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.
24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Luke 1:15
  • 2. S Acts 2:41; ver 21; Acts 5:14